Artwork 2058: Probability Cloud

TH.2058 by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster looks 50 years into the future, as the inhabitants of London take shelter in the Turbine Hall from a never-ending rain. Filled with 200 bunk beds scattered with books,the animal forms of gargantuan sculptures, a massive LED screen playing edited extracts from science-fiction and experimental films, and piercing lights that suggest some unseen surveillance, the Turbine Hall has taken on the appearance of an epic film set.

Jeff Noon was commissioned to write for the publication accompanying the show – you can read his story Artwork 2058: Probability Cloud or download the audio version read by the author (MP3 format, 16MB)

“Artwork 2058: Probability Cloud was written at the request of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, to accompany her exhibition in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. I was given no information about the exhibition itself, only the concept of the Turbine Hall in the year 2058. So, a blank canvas. Dreams and Reality are always dissolving in my stories, so I imagined a gallery where the visitor and the artworks start to merge together. It was great fun to be given such an opportunity, to explore the visual medium through words, and to imagine the future of art and the viewing experience.” - Jeff Noon